Monday, July 6, 2009
Why should kids have all of the stinkin' fun, huh? It's hotter than Hades' butt outside, and I think popsicles are in order. Adult popsicles. Mommysicles, if you will.
In the July issue of Gourmet magazine, the entire back page is dedicated to Boozy Ice Pops. I want to marry Gourmet magazine.
All of the ice pops sounded enticing (except for the Bloody Mary Ice Pops--just too close to my gazpacho experience for comfort). This time, I chose Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops. Expect more Boozy Ice Pops this summer.
Only problem is, my kids want them. Not. Sharing.
Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops
5 cups chopped seedless watermelon (1 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup silver tequila
Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup (I used a pitcher). Press down and then discard solids. Skim off any foam, then pour into molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 24 hours.
*Note: Gourmet magazine notes that Boozy Ice Pops are not particularly potent, so feel free to have seconds. Thank you, I think I will.
**Because I'm an ADD dork, I forgot the part about freezing 30 minutes, then inserting the sticks. I don't think it made a difference?
*** Happy Hour with Popsicles Rocks!